Days of Wine and Roses

You can make a difference. Join Renascent for this outstanding production of the classic JP Miller teleplay, featuring a cast of actors — and director — in recovery. Tickets are ...

Perspective: A Skeptic’s Journey to a Higher Power

At around 10 years of sobriety, I felt like I was a fraud. I just didn’t have a God. The Group of Drunks (GOD) was no longer enough to keep ...

Physician Substance Use and Addiction

These doctors are usually compassionate people, dedicated in the extreme to the well-being of their patients — to their own detriment and often that of their families. They tend to ...

Days of Wine and Roses

You can make a difference. Join Renascent for this outstanding production of the classic JP Miller teleplay, featuring a cast of actors — and director — in recovery. Tickets are $55 per person or $45 for Renascent alumni or students and can be purchased securely online here. All funds raised by the Renascent Foundation help families reclaim their lives from alcoholism and drug addiction.

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Renascent to Publish TGIF Anthologies

Vote for your favourite TGIF articles and help Renascent put together three collections of TGIF writings – available in spring 2015 as print and electronic books. By voting, you’ll let us know which articles made a difference in your recovery. With each nomination, your name is added to a draw to win your very own print copies of the entire collection. Vote now. Vote often.

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Perspective: The Pity Patter of Little Defeats

I never understood, even into my sobriety, why self-pity was seen as such a big deal. So what if I was down on myself a bit? (Or a lot.) So what if I kicked myself while I was down and thought less of myself? So what if I couldn’t count one good grace in my life? I wasn’t hurting anyone, right? So what was the big deal?

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Moving Beyond Self-Pity

During your early recovery you made a decision. You decided that you were not going to drink or use drugs no matter what. Zero tolerance. The same intensity can be applied to this self pity problem. You need to make a decision to eliminate self pity with that same level of intensity. In other words, zero tolerance.

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